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Jan
12

Ohio State No Match for Alabama From Get-Go in Title Game

Good as advertised…Alabama’s DaVonta Smith had 12 catches for 215 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone, as the Crimson Tide punished Ohio State 52-24 in the CFP title game and coach Nick Saban claims his sixth national title with Alabama. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
10

Ohio State-Alabama Ready To Go After All The Talking

Top-ranked Crimson Tide boasts enough award winners for an entire conference, including Heisman Trophy winning receiver DeVonta Smith, going into the national championship game; Buckeyes are 7 1/2-point underdogs Columbus – Ohio State has put a pretty good football team on the field this season. It is undefeated, the Big Ten champion for the fourth […]

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Jan
9

Sermon Comes Alive Just in Time For Ohio State

Oklahoma transfer overcame LCL injury and finally adapted to new surroundings in running for team record 331 yards against Northwestern in Big Ten championship game and another 193 against Clemson in College Football Playoff. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.

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Jan
5

Day Says Fields “Expected To Play” Against Alabama

With national media focused on his availability to play, the Buckeyes’ redshirt junior quarterback and his back injury was the hot topic during Ohio State’s news conference leading to the College Football Playoff national championship game. Mark Znidar writes.

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Jan
2

Ohio State Shuts Down Clemson, Shuts up Swinney

Justin Fields atoned for last year, set records in doing it, and Trey Sermon continued to be the back that no one imagined was there back in October.  Bottom line…the Buckeyes (and tight end Luke Ferrell, below) looked like world beaters in a beatdown of Clemson in CFP semi-final. Mark Znidar writes in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
1

Ohio State Out To Quiet Clemson’s Swinney In CFP

It’s seems as though it’s Ohio State against the college football world, because many don’t think they are worthy of the playoffs having played only six games. Can coach Ryan Day and the Buckeyes prove them wrong? Mark Znidar’s final words before tonight’s game…today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
31

Znidar: Critics Skewering Fields Despite Buckeyes’ Success

The OSU redshirt junior quarterback has led his team to 19 victories in 20 games since last season and another appearance against Clemson in the College Football Playoff, but his missteps against Indiana and Northwestern have hurt his standing. Mark Znidar explains in today’s New Year’s Press Pros.

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Dec
30

Ohio State Game-Planning for Lawrence’s Scrambling

Buckeyes will go into College Football Playoff semifinal against Clemson with bad memories of the Tigers’ quarterback hurting them badly with his feet as much as his arm. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
26

The Name Clemson Means Heartbreak For Ohio State

The OSU-Clemson photo of all photos…Snapped on the sidelines during the 1978 Gator Bowl, Ohio State players attempt to separate coach Woody Hayes from Clemson linebacker Charlie Bauman after Hayes had thrown and landed a punch at Bauman. It was the end of the line for the revered Buckeye coach and icon. Read more from Mark Znidar.

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Dec
20

Committee Seeds Ohio State No. 3 in Final Rankings

Committee chairman Gary Barta says Buckeyes’ victories over Indiana and Northwestern and a Big Ten championship were main factors in their selection. And the reward is getting another shot at Clemson in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Mark Znidar writes.

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Dec
19

Ohio State Rides Sermon, Defense To Win Big Ten

Oklahoma transfer finally shows public why he’s special by running for team single-game record 331 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries; Hilliard has interception and fumble recovery and Proctor an interception in Buckeyes’ win over Northwestern.

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Dec
18

Ohio State Goes For 4th Straight Big Ten Championship

The odds makers says the outcome is a foregone conclusion with Northwestern being a 20 1/2-point underdog; Buckeyes won 2019 meeting in regular season 52-3. Mark Znidar writes tomorrow’s Buckeye preview.

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Dec
16

Ohio State Signs Touted 21-Player Recruiting Class

Coach Ryan Day said he already sees some leaders in a recruiting class that is challenging Alabama for the No. 1 ranking. Read about the Buckeyes’ latest talent haul from Mark Znidar.

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Dec
13

Day: Ohio State Concerned Only About Northwestern

Michigan couldn’t play because of Covid.  Clemson’s Dabo Swinney says the Buckeyes aren’t worthy.  And there’s talk that Florida could jump Ohio State if they they beat Alabama.  None of it matters to Ryan Day.  Saturday is ‘game day’ – THE ‘game day’! Mark Znidar writes.

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Dec
9

Znidar: Big Ten Rescinds Six-Game Rule for Ohio State

The decision to correct an error by commissioner Kevin Warren makes the Buckeyes look like the spoiled brats of the conference in putting them into the championship game over Indiana. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
7

Znidar: Michigan Cancels Game With Ohio State

Not playing the Big Game means Buckeyes are not eligible for Big Ten championship game against Northwestern because conference requires at least six game be played.  So…now what? Mark Znidar writes the update for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
5

Ohio State Takes Down Spartans, Minus 6 starters

Fields throws for 199 yards, runs for 104 and accounts for four touchdowns behind three green offensive linemen in a 52-12 victory.  Three assistant coaches also don’t make trip to East Lansing. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Dec
4

Smith, Dr. Borchers Say Ohio State on Schedule for Spartans

College Football Playoff No. 4 ranked team got in a normal practice week while head coach Ryan Day sits out in coming back from COVID-19; List of unavailable players won’t be released until two hours before kickoff.

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Nov
28

Ohio State Could Have Played, But Chose Safe Route

Athletic director Gene Smith and team physician Dr. James Borchers said “pause” came about to protect team’s health, and to give players a chance to play against Michigan State next Saturday.

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Nov
27

Ohio State-Illinois Called Off Because Of COVID-19 Cases

Buckeyes were to be tested, fly by charter to Champaign on Saturday morning; assistant head coach Larry Johnson was set to act as interim coach with Ryan Day testing positive. Mark Znidar writes for today’s Press Pros.

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